Christina Bechhold is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Empire Angels, focused on sourcing and leading group investments as well as supporting portfolio companies. She is a Regular Contributor for the Wall Street Journal on startups and small business, a mentor at The Brandery and Venture for America and a member of VFA’s Rise Committee focused on increasing diversity in entrepreneurship. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at events in the U.S., Europe and Asia and was recognized by the New York Business Journal as a 2016 Woman of Influence.
Christina is also an investor at Samsung’s Global Innovation Center, focused on early stage investments in software and services. She was previously a Vice President at Citigroup with background in capital markets, emerging markets and structured finance. She serves as Chairman of Hope on a String, a non-profit, grassroots organization that seeks to foster an environment of social transformation and economic development in Haiti through participation in music as well as Vice President of the Board of Governors of the Hotchkiss School Alumni Association. Christina graduated cum laude from the honors program of Boston College with a B.S. in Management and majors in Finance and Philosophy.